Virginia Geriatric Education Center (VGEC)

VCoA leads the Virginia Geriatric Education Center (VGEC), which is a Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The VGEC is an interdisciplinary consortium of six partnering organizations and many community partners.  Federal funding of the VGEC as a GWEP is provided to increase the number of healthcare professionals who are trained in geriatrics and to reach out to areas of the state which are medically underserved.  Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services under Grant No. U1QHP28744 (Virginia Geriatric Education Center).

VGEC Mission: To improve the interprofessional education and training of health professionals in Virginia through faculty development, continuing education, and the clinical training of students in geriatrics.

Press Release 6/28/24: VGEC Receives $5 Million to Renew Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program


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This project, U1Q53069 is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $5 million with zero percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.